Free Study Guide for the Windows Presentation Framework exam 70-511: Headered Content Control


Headered controls are similar to other controls, but the headered control is a specific ContentControl class that exposes the Content property and also reveals the Header property.

Use the Header property to categorize the controls primary content, for instance a tab. The header on at tab control is the content on the tab. Headers support text, Image, StackPanel and Rectangle.


Example of a Grid that has a GroupBox, StackPanel, TabControl with two TabItem, ListBox.  The wrap panel is used to keep the ellipse and the TextBlock in the tab.  The GroupBox contains an expander which uses a LinearGadient and a TextBlock.


<Page xmlns="" xmlns:sys="clr-namespace:System;assembly=mscorlib" xmlns:x="" > <TabControl VerticalAlignment="Bottom" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Width="500" Height="350"> <TabItem Header="Planet of Origin"> What planet are you from? </TabItem> <TabItem> <TabItem.Header> <WrapPanel> <Ellipse Width="10" Height="10" Fill="PowderBlue" Margin="0,0,5,0"/> <TextBlock> Planetary System </TextBlock> </WrapPanel> </TabItem.Header> <TabItem.Content> <GroupBox Header="This is the groupbox" Margin="10"> <Expander Margin="10" Width="340" Header="My Expander" IsExpanded="True" Foreground="White"> <Expander.Background> <LinearGradientBrush> <LinearGradientBrush.GradientStops> <GradientStop Offset="0" Color="Red"/> <GradientStop Offset="1" Color="LemonChiffon"/> </LinearGradientBrush.GradientStops> </LinearGradientBrush> </Expander.Background> <TextBlock TextWrapping="Wrap" Foreground="White"> Currently all space aliens are considered to be from one of the planets in the Solar System. </TextBlock> </Expander> </GroupBox> </TabItem.Content> </TabItem> </TabControl> </Page>

Reference: Developing Windows Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and internet sites as indicated.

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